Sunday, June 26, 2011

Better late than never???

Vacation has come and gone. It was beautiful while it lasted. What am I saying? It was BEYOND beautiful. It was awesummerific! (new word, soon to be picked up by Webster, I'm certain). Sometimes coming home from vacation and getting back "into it" can be difficult. Oddly enough, though, we were home on a Friday night and totally unpacked before even going to bed that same night. So, I guess that part wasn't hard. The laundry was done over the course of the next two days, and the lawn work was put to rest, too. I was back at my fitness routine (although, I never really took off during vacation, as I logged 10 miles of running while away). Finnley and I even managed to get out and do our usual fun friend-outings and classes. Ok, so maybe it wasn't so difficult afterall! The only thing I have been slacking at is the blog. Bad me!! Bad me!!! I think I have just been so busy during Finn's nap time that I don't commit to the updates. And, when bed time rolls around for her, I really just want to decompress. Typing, thinking, prosing, musing, editing...whatever it is that I do...does not really fall into the decompression category.

And, for all of those reasons (and the fact that I possibly suck just a little), I didn't post a "Happy Father's Day" post to my husband. I should say that I didn't publish that post in a timely manner. Because? Because HERE I AM NOW doing just that. Better late than never, right? RIGHT (so says me) !

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Without a husband committed to me and to the rigorous and emotionally-draining trials and tribulations of becoming a parent, there would be no Finnley. And, without Finnley we wouldn't be celebrating these hauntingly simple yet incredibly special holidays during the overly-filled up Hallmark-calendar year. So, thank you to my husband for sticking by me during a very difficult journey to parenthood. Thank you for wanting to be a daddy as much as I wanted to be a mommy. Thank you for seeing the humor in our painful journey, as levity is the only medicine that works sometimes. Thank you for appreciating what a gift we were given even on the hardest of days. I am a lucky wife to have you as a husband. Finnley is a lucky girl to have you as a dad. Batman even thinks you are the cat's meow dog's bark. Our little family is perfect in all of its imperfections, and I am grateful for that notion every day. I hope you know how much you are loved and appreciated. You put yourself out there in your workouts, your work, your everyday character, your life in general...all with the thought of your family front and center in your mind. Just know that this is never lost on me...on us. So, on this (belated) Father's Day...happy day to you!


Now that I am sort of caught up with laundry, house-cleaning, workouts, being a mom, name it...I hope to be "around" a bit more. Most of you who continue to read this blog know that I am never gone for long, so thanks for sticking around and following our "whatever it is" life. As an added bonus for your patience in waiting for a new post, I have updated the sidebar to include a slideshow of our Outer Banks vacation pictures. Enjoy, and you are welcome!

Come again soon...I am sure I will have something of little to great importance to say!

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